Midday News Brief

Written by on March 18, 2021

Two new retail stores are coming to Veterans Memorial Day in the Town of Batavia over the next few months.
Old Navy and Ulta Beauty are moving in.
Old Navy will take over the space vacated by Bed, Bath and Beyond, a space of more than 14,588 sq ft. Ulta Beauty is planning an an 10,723 sq ft. store at 4192 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Rather than reorganizing his debt, Michael S. Tomaszewski, the local funeral director also facing mcriminal charges, is now seeking to dismiss all of his debt. A judge has signed an order converting Tomaszewski’s bankruptcy filing from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. This means Tomaszewski can liquidate most of his assets and have any debts not paid after liquidation discharged. Tomaszewski shows a million dollars in assets and 3.2-million in liabilities. That doesn’t include any restitution he may be ordered to pay if convicted of the nearly 200 criminal charges he faces locally.

In just a couple of weeks, New York State will be lifting a curfew that’s been in effect for places like gyms, movie theaters and casinos. Starting April 5th, they’ll be able to stay open past 11 p-m, but restaurants and bars still have to follow guidelines they’ve been dealing with for months. Catered events like weddings and parties also still need to end by midnight. However, if the state’s COVID-19 infection rate continues to fall, it’s possible certain establishments will be able to stay open later in the coming weeks.

The Buffalo Sabres are mired in a 12-game winless streak, and it’ll be up to a new head coach to try and turn things around. The Sabres fired Ralph Krueger yesterday, less than two years after he was picked for the position. Buffalo’s general manager Kevyn Adams says he feels like a change needed to be made now and announced that Don Granato will serve as interim coach until a permanent replacement is found.

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